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Expanding creative horizons

Where Creativity and
Opportunity co-exist

SHAPING TOMORROW, TOGETHER

As the region's pioneering creative hub, Sharjah Media City (SHAMS) transforms the media and business landscape by empowering creative entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, companies, and freelancers with cost-effective business setup solutions. Supported by the ministry, Shams partners with the business community to accelerate its success and foster growth in the wider Sharjah ecosystem.

UAE's Fastest Growing Media Free Zone

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We empower artistry, fueling businesses through media and creativity.

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We help produce future change-makers who pave the way for generations to come.

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We act as a gateway to creative entrepreneurship for aspiring startups, SMEs and established entities.

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We provide the tools businesses need to succeed across the media and creativity fields.

Set up your business
with us

We take care of everything you need to kickstart your business so you can make more time for creative success. 

Media Services

From media training to podcast and filming services, we're here to support your business goals.

Concierge Services

Our concierge services include bank account setup, dependent visa services, golden visa assistance, and P.O. box setup.

Training and Workshops

Get the most out of your media encounters when you partake in our engaging media and business workshops designed to help you understand and clearly communicate your key message.

Business Funding

Whether you're looking to expand or purchase equipment, learn more about how your established business can receive funding from investors and achieve your full potential.

Tax and Accounting

Explore our comprehensive financial service offering that takes care of your tax and accounting processes so you can focus on growing your business.

AI Generative Services

Stand out in your business community and communicate with key stakeholders by leveraging the power of our platforms. Our services include content creation, network management, and industry and employee engagement.

Why choose us?

Gain unrivalled access to the pulsating business ecosystem surrounding Sharjah when you choose shams. Here are just some of the benefits you get to look forward to:

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Cost Effective Business Setup Cost Effective Business Setup

Cost Effective Business Setup

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0% Corporate or Personal Income Tax 0% Corporate or Personal Income Tax

0% Corporate or Personal Income Tax

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100% Foreign Ownership Permitted 100% Foreign Ownership Permitted

100% Foreign Ownership Permitted

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Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility

Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility

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Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company

Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company

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Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License

Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License

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Quick and Simple Online Registration Process Quick and Simple Online Registration Process

Quick and Simple Online Registration Process

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Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport

Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport

Why set up a business in Sharjah?

Seaports on the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean

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Seaports on the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean

Of Coastline

128 KM

Of Coastline

International Airport

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International Airport

Emirates Bordering Sharjah

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Emirates Bordering Sharjah

Our Facilities

Discover a pulsating haven for creative entrepreneurs to work and play. Shams cultivates a vibrant and collaborative environment where like-minded entrepreneurs come together to breathe life into innovative ideas.

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Our community

Learn more about our exclusive community, ranging from exciting career opportunities to the companies who are part of Shams.

CSR

Get to know the strides we're taking to create a better world through our business endeavours and beyond.

Careers

Eager to join our team? Explore current job openings available at Shams.

CSR

Get to know the strides we're taking to create a better world through our business endeavours and beyond.

Careers

Eager to join our team? Explore current job openings available at Shams.

WHAT'S ON

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9 - 10 - 2023

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12 - 11 - 2023

Sharjah Media City participates in Global Media Congress 2023

SHARJAH, 12th November, 2023 (WAM) -- Sharjah Media City (Shams) is set to participate in the second edition of the Global Media Congress (GMC). The three-day congress, graciously held under the...
8 - 09 - 2023

Sharjah Media City ‘Shams’ discusses role of AI in enhancing government communications at International Government Communication Forum

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30 - 08 - 2023

Shams signs MoU with South Korean MBC

SHARJAH, 30th August, 2023 (WAM) -- Sharjah Media City (Shams) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), the largest television and radio broadcasting...